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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 17, 2009 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Perhaps they're in the Dark?

"Freaks & Geeks" - created by Judd Apatow, now a movie guy responsible for things like Superbad, Knocked Up, etc. I love the guy because he also has a thing for Loudon Wainwright: he made Loudon a series regular as Jay Baruchel's dad in his one-season series "Undeclared", and of course Loudon did the soundtrack (not the score) for Knocked Up.

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Poster: edgehead 2 Date: Jun 17, 2009 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Perhaps they're in the Dark?

I have to chime in on anything Loudon Wainwright III related. He is one of America's most profound song writers and is simply hilarious. The Knocked Up soundtrack is excellent as is the album that followed called Recovery. It's a collection of his earliest songs rerecorded with the Knocked Up studio musicians. Both are great introductions to LWIII's music. His live albums are all fantastic as well. e (Loudon-Head)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 17, 2009 10:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Perhaps they're in the Dark?

Quick cut and paste from RT's site (of course their respective sons do a lot of shows together as well; this is the dads' first together jaunt):

Fri, 2 October 2009 Lebanon, NH Opera House (603) 448-0400
Lebanon Opera House
Loud & Rich
Loudon Wainwright III and
Richard Thompson
on stage together and separately
Sat, 3 October 2009 Burlington, VT Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (802) 863-5966
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Loud & Rich
Loudon Wainwright III and
Richard Thompson
on stage together and separately
Sun, 4 October 2009 Cambridge, MA Harvard University - Sanders Theatre (617) 496-2222
Sanders Theatre
Loud & Rich
Loudon Wainwright III and
Richard Thompson
on stage together and separately
Tue, 6 October 2009 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre (413) 586-8686
Calvin Theatre
Loud & Rich
Loudon Wainwright III and
Richard Thompson
on stage together and separately
Thu, 8 October 2009 Tarrytown, NY Music Hall (914) 631-3390
Tarrytown Music Hall
Loud & Rich
Loudon Wainwright III and
Richard Thompson
on stage together and separately
Sat, 10 October 2009 Westhampton Beach, NY Westhampton Beach PAC (631) 288-1500
Westhampton Beach PAC
Loud & Rich
Loudon Wainwright III and
Richard Thompson
on stage together and separately
Mon, 12 October 2009 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House (302) 652-5577
Grand Opera House
Loud & Rich
Loudon Wainwright III and
Richard Thompson
on stage together and separately
Tue, 13 October 2009 Towson, MD Goucher College - Kraushaar Auditorium (410) 337-6154
Kraushaar Auditorium
Loud & Rich
Loudon Wainwright III and
Richard Thompson
on stage together and separately

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 17, 2009 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Perhaps they're in the Dark?

Richard Thompson, another underappreciated genius. If anyone lives near these shows and has never seen these guys, this is a great opportunity. None of us are getting any younger ...

This may be their first tour together, but they've been pals since at least the early-80's; RT plays on Loudon's 80's albums I'm Alright, More Love Songs and possibly Fame & Wealth. He also appears on at least one of Loudon's live records, "So Damn Happy," recorded here in LA at the old Club Largo.

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Poster: edgehead 2 Date: Jun 17, 2009 11:16am
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Wow...i had no idea this was happening. Too bad they're not hitting Denver. Thanks for the info. e

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 17, 2009 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Perhaps they're in the Dark?

thanks for the tour list, i've seen LWIII at Sanders Theatre in the past and i think i'll try to make that show come October; as i've stated here previously, i've been a fan of Loudon's since 'I'm Alright' and you can definitely argue persuasively that he is one of America's greatest lyricists, if not the greatest; but it's not just his lyrics, but the way he often combines his lyrics with the perfect musical expression, even if in the most unusual ways; an example i can think of is his song 'Unhappy Anniversary', in which the lyrics describe basically the anniversary of a long-ago breakup, and while the words are of the uncheerful variety, the music is actually more of a fanfare, or celebratory nature ... so what you end up with is a song in which the lyrics and the music are in contrast with each other, and yet blend perfectly together!

i love Loudon's music; his songs have perfect symmetry, his lyrics are profound, and his take on life is real; i am not a 'lyrics' person per se, i rarely if ever listen to the lyrics of song, and could care less about the meaning behind lyrics, but LWIII is the one exception (in that i listen, even if i do not necessarily try to decode)

if anyone here plans on attending the Sanders show, i'd be happy to meet up

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 18, 2009 8:58am
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I saw Louden for the first time last Month. BRILLIANT absolutely brilliant! I can't believe it took me so long to listen. I've known about him forever but never dove in until now. Lots of humor and extemely profound stuff - in fact I'm not ashamed to say the song "your mother and I" had tears running down my face ( I'm glad it was a dark theater ). Anyone who's ever gone through a divorce with young children would understand.

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Poster: edgehead 2 Date: Jun 18, 2009 9:13am
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Indeed. "April Fool's Day Morn" is the one that kills me every time. I've taken quite a few folks to see him over the years and everyone has pretty much the same response as you. It's amazing how clearly you can hear/understand his songs live without ever hearing the original first.

One of my favorite things about a Loudon show is people trying to keep their fits of laughter under control in such a quiet setting. This is especially the case with the song with the line "Now you've got a frozen, broken heart (‘cause she’s dead…)". These two the live albums are fantastic: “So Damn Happy” (2003); “Career Moves” (1993). I like all his stuff (though the early records sound like shit) but the live albums really capture what he’s about. The later includes “Acid Song” which is crucial listening for anyone visiting this site.  e

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 18, 2009 10:17am
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I've had that experience several times - everyone I've ever taken to see Loudon loves him right out the gate, and as you say, the fact that they can understand every single word is probably a big factor. He's a really good singer, the kind that has mostly improved with age.

Surviving Twin is the one that kills me ...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 18, 2009 11:58am
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have you heard the one about Suzie? The " B" that worked for the airlines and broke his martin guitar? Hillarious!

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jul 10, 2009 8:57am
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Hey JOTS - Well, see here, Loudon should have made a video:

Saw this on the AP yesterday, with the story that they paid up after the video got some media notice:

"United Breaks Guitars"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YGc4zOqozo

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 10, 2009 9:55am
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I saw that but wasn't able to view the video. was it good
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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jul 10, 2009 10:02am
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I like it - it's a fun C&W number. The guy also has a website davecarrollmusic-dot-com you might have better luck streaming the video from there.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 18, 2009 12:19pm
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Hilarious, indeed, but I have a feeling he'll be dropping that one soon - in the course of listening to that song you realize it was his own fault: he ground-checked his guitar in a soft case!

I wondered why he did that, then I thought that if you are a lesser-known celebrity, you might think you look like a jerk who is trying to be recognized, walking around the airport carrying a guitar. If you really don't want to be recognized, then it's even worse.

So, Susie (Rachel?) IS a capital-B, and it is a funny song, but I kind of agree with her that the guitar damage was his fault. Heh-heh.

My favorite of the "newer" songs - and I'm not sure how new it is because I've seen him do it several times now - is the "Song In C" that he does at the piano. Sweet.


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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 17, 2009 11:29am
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Hey Edgehead,

FYI In case you didn't know - the "Undeclared" DVD collection has some live Loudon stuff on it recorded at Largo. If you have netflix or another rental service, just rent the last DVD in the set and it has five or six songs recorded live at Club Largo LA. Off the top of my head, I can't remember what all the songs are, but "White Winos" is a highlight.

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Poster: edgehead 2 Date: Jun 17, 2009 11:33am
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No Shit!?! That's news to me. White Winos is my wife's favorite LWIII song. Thanks for the recommedation- I'm on it! e

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 17, 2009 12:26pm
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the girls all love "White Winos"; best Oedipal song ever!

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jun 17, 2009 7:42pm
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fenario80: Here is a link to Hunter's "Tiger Rose" LP available via flac download. I trust "Yellow Moon" isn't scratched ... i'm downloading now.

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/3912486/Robert_Hunter_1975_-_Tiger_Rose_FLAC

Good luck,
--- pauld.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 18, 2009 7:50am
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Wow - I am impressed that you remembered. Much appreciated; many thanks; I am also downloading now.

PS I use Windows OneCare for all my PC-protection needs, and it told me that it had to stop an exploit tracker from installing before it would let me do anything else on that site. The Pirate Bay may be tracking you ...

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jun 27, 2009 6:58pm
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fenario80: ...Pirate Bay is the least of my worries regarding whose tracking me!!! I don't know if you will get this post, but feel free to contact me at: Jerri1031-dp3 AT yahoo.com ...I'll set you up with Hunter stuff.

--- pauld.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jul 10, 2009 11:16am
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You can always Clear Private Data (except passwords) in Firefox, and run Malawarebytes or SpyBot etc and/or CCleaner, if you want a shower with hot water and soap.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 17, 2009 9:51am
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No argument from me - I'm a huge fan, and think that LWIII has done something utterly unique, chronicling a version of his own life in song. He's a razor-sharp writer, and a strong musician, which are the big differences between him and all other so-called "funny" singer-songwriters.

I see him every time he comes to LA, and saw him play a local benefit for Peter Case just a month or so ago, where he opened with four brand new songs. Who does that? They were all about the economy, and they weren't all great, but at least one of them ("Depression") was. In an hour or so set, the oldest song he played was Grey In LA from Knocked Up. Loudon is a capital-A Artist, and would no doubt be the first to object to being called something like that.

Having met him on the street a number of times in the early to mid-00's when he lived in LA's Miracle Mile near my office, I was deeply disappointed when that song "My Biggest Fan" turned out to not be about me ...

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Poster: edgehead 2 Date: Jun 17, 2009 10:09am
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HA! Good one. Though I'm sure you're glad you don't have that many 'stones on your bones'. That's great that you've met him. I've met, talked to him but it's always at a show, crowds, etc...He's actually pretty friendly for someone who is probably quite the curmudgeon at home.

Very interesting about all the new songs. Especially compared to all the old stuff he’s been playing from Recovery over the last year or so. Perhaps that why…e